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Zeman wins Czech presidential election

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The Czech Republic's incumbent president Milos Zeman has won a second five-year term after beating his rival Jiri Drahos.

According to Czech television, Zeman who is pro-Russian and a strident opponent of immigration, took 52% of the vote, narrowly beating Drahos, a pro-EU academic with no prior political experience.

Drahos won in most of the main cities while Zeman’s support was primarily in smaller towns and the country.

The election was said to be a referendum on Zeman who is the last prominent figure among active politicians from the country's transitional period in the 1990s.